†subfamily Mekosuchinae Balouet and Buffetaut 1987 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Full reference: J.-C. Balouet and E. Buffetaut. 1987. Mekosuchus inexpectatus, n. g., n. sp., Crocodilien nouveau de l'Holocene de Nouvelle Caledonie. [Mekosuchus inexpectatus, n.g., n.sp., a new Holocene crocdilian from New Caledonia.]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences. Serie II. 304(14):853-856

Parent taxon: Crocodylidae according to R. E. Molnar et al. 2002

See also Salisbury and Willis 1996

Sister taxa: Aldabrachampsus, Brochuchus, Charactosuchus, Crocodylinae, Euthecodontinae, Leidyosuchinae, Leptorramphus, Osteolaeminae, Oxysdonsaurus, Oxysdonsaurus striatus, Thoracosaurinae, Zhyrasuchus

Subtaxa: Australosuchus Baru Harpacochampsa Kalthifrons Kambara Mekosuchini Pallimnarchus Ultrastenos

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (12 collections), Fiji (2), New Caledonia (5), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (3)

• Pliocene of Australia (7)

• Miocene of Australia (8)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (5)

• Oligocene of Australia (8)

• Eocene of Australia (3)

Total: 54 collections including 63 occurrences

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